August 15, 2021
Jeremiah 29:11-14: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity.I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”
Such hope in the midst of the muddle! Hope only God can offer. Hope that we are intended to not merely acknowledge but live into. Hope requires action in order to reach the desired goal – or in our case, in order to live into God’s good and gracious plan for all creation.
I pray we are wise enough and humble enough to live lives of such hope!